# 3H

Welcome to Class 3H.

Miss Heffernan is our class teacher and Mrs Robinson is our support assistant.

We work hard and have lots of fun in 3H!

Meet the children in our class...

YEAR 3 SWIMMING - COMMENCES THIS MONDAY, 9TH APRIL. All children need their swimming costumes, a towel and a swimming cap. Girls need a full costume, bikinis are not allowed.
Class Blog

We are starting a class blog!

Every week a member of our class will create a blog to tell you all about the fun things we get up to.

Keep a look out!

PE

PE is on a Wednesday. Please can you ensure that your child's school uniform, coat, PE kit and PE bag is clearly labelled with their name.

Book Bags

Spellings

Children will receive weekly spellings on a Friday and will have a spelling test the following Friday.

Water bottle

Your child can bring water into school in a water bottle with a sports cap. The bottles need to be labelled with your child's name.

Summer Term 1.

English:

Poetry: This term we will study the poet Spike Milligan. We learnt about his life and his fantastic poems. We looked at the Ning Nang Nong in more detail. We added action to help us remember it then created our own version. We also had a party to celebrate his 100th birthday. We made birthday card with silly poems inside and decorated our classroom with bunting and made party hats. We then had juice and cake to celebrate.

## Spike Milligan's 100th birthday party!

Fiction: We are learning all about play scripts. We are learning ‘The wormy spaghetti’ from The Twits. We will re-tell the script with actions and create a role play as the different character. To gain a good understanding of the Twit we will create character profiles and re-tell story the point of view from their pet monkeys. By the end of term, we will have written are own scripts which will include exciting character, settings, speech and stage directions.

Maths:

This term in Maths we will be learning about Statistics and measurements (length and perimeter). We will plot and interpret pictograms and bar charts. Then collect data to produce our own bar charts based on our different questions.

Later on in the term, we will learn how to use different equipment to measure such as rulers, metre sticks and tape measures. We will use these skills to add and subtract different lengths including mm, cm and metres.

Topic:

Our topic this term is ‘A trip around Europe’. We started our topic with a whistle stop tour around the main countries and their capital cities. We look at the different landmarks which make each place unique. We will locate Europe on the map and learn about the human and physical characteristics associated with the different countries.

We in order to explore the countries further, we will take part in food tasting, creating music, art and dancing.

Keep a look out for some fabulous photographs.

## The Twits role play

ART Day 2.

This term our Art focus is printing. We looked at the work of Roy Lichtenstein.

We created our own....

In 3H we have decided to finish our day by dancing. Dancing brings a smile to our face and a great end to busy days.

Check out our latest dance…

Another marble jar treat.

We filled our marble jar AGAIN!!

So we celebrated in the sun with some ice pops and treats!

Spring Term!

English - Colour Poems

We have had great fun using our senses of taste, touch, hearing, smell and sight to describe and then create beautiful poems about colours. We used the Dream Room to listen to raging volcanoes for the colour red and went into the school gardens to use our senses describe green colours. We even enjoyed tasting a variety of foods in red, yellow, green and blue - even blue ice!

## Colour Poems

Maths - Multiplcation and Division

3H have been learning their 3 x tables and will go on to learn their 4 and 8 x tables during the Spring Term and will continue until the end of the year. To make this fun we have been using a variety of methods, such as singing along to MathsRoxx songs which are based on real pop songs. The songs are so catchy that we have remembered our times tables very well! We have also been celebrating beating our personal bests when reciting the 3 x tables by slam dunking a basketball hoop that we keep in class. We are very proud of our children's efforts and we hope you are too.

Check out our performance of the 3 Times tables to ‘Up Town Funk’

Topic

Wonderful Weather

During our Spring term topic we will be learning all about different types of weather and how the water cycle works as well as learning and using some scientific vocabulary about weather.

In PE we will be performing a dance based on Rhianna's Umbrella for parents at the end of this half term. Letters will be sent out as a reminder of this event - it should be great fun for all our year three children.

## PE: Dance

ART Day 1.

This term we had a fantastic Art Day! Our focus was painting. We studied the artist Jackson Pollock. We looked at his life and his work. We then used his techniques to create our own masterpieces.

Check out our amazing work…

Autumn Term 2.

English

Maths

This term we will continue with Addition and Subtract but we will be using all of our skills from last half term to look for patterns and solve word and missing number problems.

Later on in the term, we will start Multiplication and Division. We will focus on 3, 4 and 8 times tables and begin to use mental and written strategies to multiple and divide 2 digit numbers.

Topic

This term our topic is The Romans. Keep an eye out for the photographs from our Roman Experience in Chester.

## Marble Jar Treat!

Autumn Term 1.

English

In English this term we look at Haiku and Tanka Poems and then create our own based on Mythical Creatures.

We will then learn the Myth ‘Theusus and the Minotaur’ by using the Dream Room to role-play key events. We will also be writing our own Myths and Legends.

Check out our photographs from the Dream Room.

## Dream Room

Maths

In Maths this term we will be looking at Place Value. We will be comparing and ordering numbers up to 1000. Reading and writing number up to 1000 using both numerals and words and we will be counting in multiple of 50s and 100s.

We will also start Addition and Subtraction. We will be learning lots of different mental and written methods to add and subtract numbers up to 3 digits.

Events:

Roald Dahl Day - 13th September 2017

This term we have been reading ‘The Twits’ and to celebrate Roald Dahl Day we decided to create charcoal picture of our favourite character Mr Twit.

Check them out!

Safety Week – W/C 9th October 2017

This week we have been looking at keeping safe.

We started the week with a visit from a lady called Helen from the NSPCC. Helen introduced us to 'Buddy' the speech bubble. Buddy was a reminder to us to always speak out. She also told us, when things aren't going well or we feel like we need to talk we must let an adult know.

We also had a E-Safety workshop from Hi-Impact. We watched a video called Hector’s world and listened to the key messages about keeping personal information offline. We discussed what personal information is and ways to keep this safe. We then used an app called Chatterkids to create safety message to share out advice!

In class we looked at other ways to stay safe. We look at safety in the home and talked about the different hazards we may come across and ways we can prevent them from causing us any home. We also looked at ways to stay safe around open water and what to do in an emergency and we spent some time finding out about different drugs/medicines and their uses. Looking carefully at the packets and bottle we recognised their danger and discussed when and who might need to use them.

Finally, we had a workshop from Rose from Cross Right. To talk about road safety. We discussed the danger that we might come across when crossing busy roads and way in which we can keep ourselves safe.

Remember to STOP LOOK AND LISTEN!

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